If ‘the great aim of education is not knowledge but action,’ (Spencer), then: What can fashion education do? This question leads the third edition of the Digital Multilogue on Fashion Education is a series of participatory and outcome-oriented conferences focused on learning and teaching of fashion at tertiary level organised by Franziska Schreiber and Renate Stauss. The Multilogues aim to explore and illustrate the diversity and complexity of the field and its practices, and to foster a greater understanding of methods, values, and didactic, pedagogic and epistemological questions – in creating a global exchange. While the Multilogue 2021 brought the community of fashion educators together for a two-day conference to create multiple dialogues and initiate collaboration, this year’s edition will be a rich three-hour online experience geared towards global connection and interaction to explore activist learning and transformative teaching in fashion education. Clare Farrel (Extinction Rebellion, London), Lesiba Mabitsela (fashion practitioner, co-founder African Research Institute (AFRI), Johannesburg), and Tanveer Ahmed (Professor for Fashion and Race, Central Saint Martins College London) will join and voice their provocations. The event will be moderated by conversation designer Ruben Klerkx.
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